Each week, credit expert Eva Norlyk Smith answers questions from readers. Please note that it may not always be possible to answer every question or respond to individual inquiries.
How do I stop those credit card offers?
With a little time and patience, it's easy to stop the flow of credit card offers into your mailbox. Here's how
Will student loans hurt my credit?
What are the effects of student loan debt on your credit rating, and what can it do to your chances of getting a loan on a house or condo?
4 questions to ask before opening a store card
Getting 10 percent off your purchase can be tantalizing, but before opening a store credit card to get that discount, consider the indirect costs
Keep points when canceling travel rewards card
If you're not careful, you could lose rewards earnings when closing a travel rewards card. But with a little advance planning, there are many ways to avoid this
The best (and worst) reason to get credit cards
It's flattering to be courted by credit card issuers. But don't apply for the first offer that hits your mailbox. There are plenty of good reasons to apply for a card ... there are plenty of bad reasons, too
Can I get a free honeymoon with hotel rewards?
Her goal: three free nights in a hotel in Hawaii for her honeymoon. It's possible with some planning and the right hotel rewards card, our expert says
Should I get a car loan just to boost my credit?
Credit scores are a means, not an end. If your FICO score is already excellent, don't take out unnecessary loans in an attempt to boost it
How do I improve my fiance's bad credit?
Adding a loved one to a credit card account may seem like a great way to help him or her rebuild credit, but be sure you look before you leap
I hate my credit card. Can I get rid of it?
You've heard the rule: Never cancel a credit card with a good payment history. But what if you can't stand that card? Our expert explains how you can dump it while minimizing credit damage
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